DENTON – Choptank Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) 2017 Youth Tour program which will take place June 11-15, 2017 in Washington, D.C. They are looking for five current high school juniors who are interested in continuing their education through higher education like college or through a trade school.

Youth Tour representatives are selected by Choptank Electric based on an application, 90 second first-round self-produced video, short essay, and, if applicable, a second-round interview. To qualify for this opportunity, students must be juniors whose parents or guardians are Choptank Electric members. Applications are due Feb. 17, 2017 by end of business at 4:30 pm.

This amazing experience includes the opportunity to meet congressman and senators, visit the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center, tour the Capitol building, the Newseum (D.C.’s most interactive museum), local memorials and museums, and other historic sites. In previous Youth Tour trips, students have attended Nationals games, the Kennedy Center, and Mount Vernon. Along with the sites, candidates will meet over 1,500 other co-op member students from all across the country. All expenses and transportation are paid for by Choptank Electric.

The applications are now available online at Choptank Electric’s website at under Community tab, Youth Tour. Members can also check with the school guidance office or call Choptank Electric Cooperative, 1-877-892-0001, extension 8640.

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